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The economic crisis is affecting every industry, dentistry included. More than 60 percent of dentists surveyed in the CDS survey of dentists report that their patients are putting off cosmetic procedures. More than half say their patients are putting off needed dental work. Visits for preventative dental care are also on the decline according to more than 40 percent of dentists.

In a survey of over 300 Chicagoans, 22% say someone in their family has dental needs now but are putting off treatment because they can't afford it.

How has your practice been affected? What's your plan for weathering the storm?

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Thanks for bringing up this kind of issue,the economic crisis is a affecting every industry included dentistry. Just keep up the good work.<br /><br />by: florence

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